- Species Latrodectus apicalis (Galapagos black widow spider).
- Species Latrodectus hesperus (Western black widow spider).
- Species Latrodectus variolus (Northern black widow spider).
- (4) Subspecies Latrodectus mactans mactans (Southern black widow spider, black widow spider).
- (5) Subspecies Latrodectus mactans tredecimguttatus (European black widow spider, Mediterranean black widow spider).
Asked in Animal Life, Spiders
What is the scientific name of the Chile black spider?
It can be hard to remember the scientific name of living creatures. The scientific name of a Chile black spider is Grammostola pulchripes. ...
Asked in Spiders
Where did the black widow spider get its name?
The Black Widow spider got its name because the female eats her mate following mating. Though this does not always happen, people believed it did and therefore gave the spider its title. The female usually kills the male after mating. ...
Asked in Zoologists
What is the name of the black spider with two red stripes or ovals on its back?
black widow No this isn't a black widow...their red or orange markings are on the spiders belly since Black widows hang under their webs. The best guess is a jumping spider if the markings are visible when the spider is walking around. The Australian Redback Widow is the exception to the rule, it's markings as it's name implies on on the back. ...
Asked in Poptropica
Is black widow a boy or girl on poptropica?
The Black Widow on Counterfeit Island is female. The name comes from the poisonous species of spider, in which the female spider kills the male when they mate. The name "black widow" is colloquially any woman or wife who kills one or more husbands or mates, especially for financial benefit. ...
Asked in Spiders
What is the name of the spider that has a red hourglass on its back?
A black spider with a red hourglass on it is called the black widow. This is a very dangerous species. If you find one, do not touch it. ...
Asked in Definitions
What does Latrodectus Hesperus mean?
Latrodectus Hesperus, the scientific name for the Western Black Widow spider, can be broken down into its three roots: Latro- is from Latin and means "servant" or "robber." -dectus is from Greek and means "biting." Hesperus is from Latin and means "western." So the scientific classification name of the Latrodectus Hesperus (Western Black Widow means literally): Western Biting Robber ...